Though the films that came in the last 90s made him popular, Karan is there in the industry since he was a kid. Master Raghu then, he had acted in more than 20 films and not many know this.
Cut to the present, the actor who is not seen in action for the past few years, is back with ‘Uchathula Siva’, a film bankrolled by his wife Devi Karan and directed by Jaypee.
The movie is neither here nor there, as a confusion prevails from beginning till end, as to whether to make it a comedy outing or serious venture. But still, it is partly impressive, thanks to Karan’s performance and some interesting scenes.
Siva (Karan) is a cab driver with a golden heart. He gives advice to a roadside idly vendor on hygiene and is concerned about his mother (Kova Sarala).
One day, he comes across Nila (Neha), a beautiful girl who is in a deep trouble, as she is being chased by a drug mafia leader (Naren).
The do-gooder Siva offers her lift and also makes desperate attempts to contact her well-wishers, so that she is saved from danger. Alas, he himself finds himself in the midst of troubles and he has come out of them, besides saving Nila.
Karan is good, especially in action and comedy scenes. Naren, Ilavarasu and Ramesh Kanna don’t add any value. Vidyasagar leaves his stamp in a couple of songs. Had Jaypee focussed on infusing more pace and stableness, ‘Uchathula Siva’ would have been a great show.